Barn at the top of a hill holds Wrangell history, if not Guernseys
April 6, 2022
Pulling up the driveway just past Johnson's Building Supply at 2.5 Mile is turning the page to a chapter of Wrangell history - with a red barn at the top of the hill.
Iver Pederson Nore stepped from the deck of a fishing vessel onto the Southeast Alaska shore in 1910, according to an Alaskan Dairies Historical Society's 1982 spring publication. Originally from Norway (and thus, the surname Nore), he would leave a mark on Wrangell by establishing a dairy farm in 1933.
Purchasing used lumber and other building materials from a nearby dismantled cannery, the Nore family constructed a 35-foot...